For the last 13 years, food, farm, and film lovers were able to “Savor the San Juans” in person. However, this year COVID has changed everyone's plans so the festival will be brought to people right in their homes.
Love the Wine You’re With
Taste Sparkling wines made in the San Juans with Shaun and Amy Salamida of Madrone Cellars and Cider. Visit the tasting room at bucolic Lopez Vineyards, the first organic vineyard and winery in Washington State, where Maggie Niland and Brent Charnley will offer you a taste of their estate-grown, award-winning white wines and more. Join owner and Sommelier Cole Sisson, from Doe Bay Wine Company, for food and wine tasting 101 featuring his acclaimed Orcas Project wines. You can order wines ahead from these businesses to enjoy during their guided tasting, or taste along with similar wines, or order after the tastings. A list of wines being tasted or similar wines will be provided when you sign up for the sessions.
Have Fun in the Kitchen and Frolic on the Farm
Heavenly chocolate chip scones anyone? Learn how to bake them with chef Amanda Zimlich at Otters Pond B&B. Explore the organic gardens and meet the animals with Lydia Miller at Pebble Cove Farm where a farm stay can put you front and center with the flora and fauna. Learn about hemp production at OrcaSong Farm, make a vanilla pound cake with salted almond icing with Edenwild B&B, and learn how to cook an island specialty at Coho Restaurant. And so much more…
October Virtual Events
Week 1, Farm Tour Week, peek beyond the barn doors, Oct. 5 at Buck Bay Shellfish; Oct. 7 at Orca Song Farm; Oct. 9 at Pebble Cove Farm.
Week 2, Fall Food Week, with recipes and cooking classes, Oct. 12 at Otters Pond B&B; Oct. 14 at Edenwild B&B; Oct. 16 at Coho Restaurant.
Week 3, Virtual Film Festival Week (Oct. 19 - 23) with films offered by both the Friday Harbor Film Festival and the Orcas Island Film Festival. Over 30 films and shorts offered with live steaming of Q & A at the Friday Harbor Festival. Orcas Festival offers award-winning films on demand. Featured films include the Oscar-nominated foreign film Out Stealing Horses and Our Mothers along with comedies like My Dog Stupid and On a Magical Night.
Week 4, Wine Tasting Week, Oct 26 with Madrone Cellars & Ciders; Oct. 28 with Lopez Vineyards; Oct 30 with Doe Bay Wine Company.
For more information, and to register for these events, www.visitsanjuans.com/savor